My name is Ryan Martinez and I am a cross country runner from Mission, Texas. I am a dedicated and hardworking athlete and student. I strive to do my best in any challenge I undertake. I have been running for as long as I can remember and have competed in many USA cross country state and national tournaments since I was in elementary school. I also compete for my high school and as a team we have gone to regional?s the last 2 years. Academically, I am ranked 10th in my class out of 650 and am focused on maintaining a strong GPA. As a teammate, I am a great motivator and support the entire team. I am interested in the pre-med program and am looking for colleges that have a cross country team with a great pre-med program. I would be a great asset to my team as well as the university. I have participated in many community service events including Mission Service Project while maintaining a high GPA and participating in athletic programs and events. I will give any institution and athletic program 100% and will contribute to the growth of the university.